2024/25 Capricorn Coast Region Visitor & Lifestyle Guide

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Island | Byfield Rainforest Mount Morgan | Keppel Sands | The Caves | Stanage Bay CAPRICORN COAST YEPPOON | ROCKHAMPTON 2024/25 VISITOR & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Region


An untouched destination, just waiting to be explored.


The Capricorn Coast region is approximately 630km north of the state capital of Brisbane. Many of the major touring routes lead directly to Rockhampton and on to Yeppoon. These include:

• Pacific Coast Way

• Leichhardt Way

• Capricorn Way

• Australia’s Country Way

AIR (Rockhampton Airport)

Bonza fly direct from Melbourne, Cairns, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

QantasLink and Virgin Australia fly direct from Brisbane with connections on to all other major ports.

For more information on flying to the Capricorn Coast Region, visit: www.rockhamptonairport.com.au

RAIL (Rockhampton Rail Station)

Spirit of Queensland visits Rockhampton on its Brisbane to Cairns journey.

Tilt Train departs Brisbane six days a week to Rockhampton.

Spirit of the Outback visits Rockhampton on its Brisbane to Longreach journey.

BUS (Rockhampton Station)

Greyhound Australia coaches offer a range of flexible itinerary options.




The Capricorn Coast is an easy self-drive destination, however if driving isn’t your goto transport method, here’s all you need to know...

If you are flying into Rockhampton or arriving by rail or bus, then there’s numerous options to get you around the Capricorn Coast.

Hire Car

All major hire car companies are based in Rockhampton. Budget Car Rental offer great one way hire options if you are looking to explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination.

Transfers & Limousines (Rockhampton > Yeppoon/Emu Park):

• CQ Connections (see page 79)

• Tropical Luxury Cars Yeppoon (see page 79 )

• Little Johhny’s Tours & Rentals

• Business Class Limousines

• Hop to It Transfers

• Keppel Coaches

• Prestige Luxury Service

Shuttle Bus: Youngs Bus Service provides daily services between Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Rockhampton Airport.

Taxis, Ride Share & Electric Scooter options are also available.

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local charging stations




The region is where roadside honesty boxes, seafood straight off the boat & paddock to plate dining meet.


2 Visit the Byfield Rainforest and take a dip in an insta-worthy swimming hole.



A 30 min transfer will have you exploring picture perfect islands and coral reefs. There are 18 islands to explore.



Pull on your fins and mask to snorkel right off the beach and dive among world-class reef and marine life.

5 Explore limestone caves, dinosaur parks, hike extinct volcanic plugs and uncover a journey of the ages.




Animal sanctuaries and crocodile farms... If you love Aussie wildlife then we have some bucket list attractions for you.

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The Capricorn Coast has been actively working towards building and maintaining a Sustainable Destination that will ensure our natural wonders will be there for future generations.

Our destination is committed to conservation. Below are 9 ways to leave a light footprint while visiting our stunning Capricorn Coast…

1 Get off the beaten path – reap the rewards of exploring less traversed places. Visit our National Parks and protected areas

2 Slow down and stay awhile – give yourself time and breathe, spend longer enjoying your location

3 Walk, cycle or use public transport – improve your health and care for our planet

4 Reduce your waste – take only photos, leave only footprints

5 Protect the flora and fauna – there are 2311 plant species and 653 fauna species recorded across the destination. Help keep their environment pristine.

6 Taste Capricorn Coast – shop local and eat local. Visit growers or weekly farmers markets or taste their fresh produce in local restaurants

7 Respect local communities – immerse yourself in the local traditions, history and etiquette

8 Carry your own bottle – say no to single-use plastics, bring your own keep cups, reusable water bottles and jute bags

9 Choose responsibly – consider your sunscreen, deodorants and other cosmetics, and their effect on our waterways and Reef

Scan the QR code to meet our eco-friendly operators changing the world.

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As a region, we are continuously striving to ensure greater opportunities for people of all abilities to experience an inclusive and memorable holiday.

The Capricorn Coast region offers a plethora of activities for everyone and has been working towards an ALL-abilities region which enables people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities, or age, to fulfil their holiday dreams.

With a well-connected and easily accessible network of tourism facilities, transport, all-inclusive hotels, dining options, and other infrastructure, the Capricorn Coast Region offers plenty of options for day trips, weekend getaways and extended holidays.

Your mobility challenges and unique abilities are yours and we know that planning is the key to your relaxing getaway.

Scan the QR code for information on accommodation and attractions that cater for visitors with mobility aids

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Stanage Bay





Sapphire Gemfields

Ruby vale










Ka Ka Mundi Section

Salvator Rosa Section





Black w ater





Deepdale Ex tension


Mt Mof fat t Section Carnarvon Gorge Section


Domestic Airports

Train Routes

Touring Routes

Pacific Coast Way



Mt Hay






Moolayemter Section







Great Inland Way

Australia’s Country Way

Capricorn Way

Capricorn Coast Scenic Loop

Leichhardt Way







By field

The Caves





Pumpkin Island

Great Keppel Island

Emu Park

Keppel Sands


Cur tis Island

North West Island SOUTHERN

Wilson Island

Heron Island










Mt Morgan




Mt Larcom


Callide na ore


Tannum Sands

Boyne Island Bustard Head




Middle Island

Bustard Bay



Many Peaks





Fitzroy Reef

Llewellyn Reef

Lady Musgrave Island

Round Hill Head

Town of 1770

Agnes Water

Miriam Vale


Lady Elliot Island



Biloela Childers Big



Gin Gin



Mundubbera Gayndah

Moore Park Beach

Burnett Heads Mon Repos


Elliot t Heads


Woodgate Beach

Burrum Heads

Fraser Island

Her vey Bay

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Set on the Tropic of Capricorn, in Central Queensland, the Capricorn Coast region and its hinterland of Rockhampton is a laidback holiday destination offering some of Australia’s best kept secrets.

From island hopping and ocean swims, to chic cafes and cultural city vibes – you will always feel welcome in this part of the world.


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Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre Ross Creek Roundabout, Yeppoon 4703

P: 1800 675 785

E: yeppoon@capricorntourism.com.au

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Acknowledgement of Country

Visit Capricorn and Capricorn Enterprise acknowledges the Capricorn Coast Region, home to the Darumbal and Woppaburra peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.

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CAPRICORN COAST PRECINCTS 34 YEPPOON 36 GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND 40 KEPPEL BAY ISLANDS 41 BYFIELD RAINFOREST 50 THE SCENIC DRIVE 54 EMU PARK 56 KEPPEL SANDS & JOSKELEIGH 58 MOUNT MORGAN 59 THE CAVES 60 STANAGE BAY 61 ROCKHAMPTON CITY 62 ADVERTISINGDESTINATION WEDDINGS & EVENTS 68 EAT, DRINK & ENTERTAIN 70 RETAIL & SERVICES 76 TRANSFER SERVICES 78 TOURS & ATTRACTIONS 79 WHERE TO STAY 82 TASTE CAPRICORN COAST 90 Disclaimer | This free guide is published by Capricorn Enterprise to assist visitors in planning a holiday to the Capricorn Coast Region of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Information is provided in good faith based on information supplied by various other parties and is subject to change without notice. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied, no responsibility can be accepted for loss, damage, inconvenience, delay or injury due to negligence, errors, changes or omissions. Always check the latest information for any changes. All material contained in this publication is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form without the prior written consent of Capricorn Enterprise. Permission has been provided for all image use in this publication. Image credit to; Tourism & Events Queensland, Explore Rockhampton, Advance Rockhampton, Livingstone Shire Council, 4 Boys and a Caravan, Sean Scott Photography, Nathan White Images, Dan Vaughn @LostBoardShorts. REGIONAL MAP 10 MAJOR EVENTS 12 MOST SHAREABLE PHOTO SPOTS 16 REEF WITHIN REACH 18 BEACH MENU 20 NATIONAL PARKS 22 MUST SEE PUBLIC ART 24 PLAYGROUNDS 26 GOLFING 28 MOUNTAIN BIKING 29 FISHING & TIDE TIMES 30 CONTENTS
CAPRICORN COAST REGION MAP For further information or to chat to a local, visit CAPRICO RN COAST VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Ro ss Creek Roundabout, Scenic Hwy, Yeppoon P: 1 800 675 785 Share your experience #VisitCapricorn #SouthernGreatBarrierReef



The Capricorn Coast is the ideal backdrop to many sporting and cultural events. With a keen focus on family fun you can’t go wrong.

Big Beer Festival

1 The Great Australia Day Beach Party Cue the biggest and brightest family fun day on the Capricorn Coast! Celebrate all things Aussie at Yeppoon Main Beach on 26 January. With a well-earned reputation as one of the best events in the State, get ready for a day of non-stop fun.

2 Capricorn King of Kings is held over the first weekend in February and welcomes fishermen of all skill levels and abilities to compete in more than $65,000 worth of cash prizes and giveaways.

3 Big Beer Festival is a celebration of craft beer, and brings a stellar line up of local, intrastate, and interstate brewers to the region. The festival, held annually in February, provides a platform to ‘give cheers’ to the burgeoning Queensland Craft Beer scene.

4 Rockynats is the greatest horsepower party Rockhampton has ever seen! Tyres will burn, the noise of street drags will ring in your ears, and drifting champs will send it sideways. Held annually over the Easter long weekend. 4

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Scan the QR code to see the full What’s On list of events.

5 Festival of the Wind is one of the most popular family kite events in Australia. Hundreds of kites launched from Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park, fill the sky to provide a thrilling spectacle in April each year.

6 The Archer Join us April in Rockhampton for four amazing days of functions, showcased by the running of the Lexus of Rockhampton Amateur Cup, Paradise Lagoons Fitzroy and the $775,000 Archer. Horse racing action at its best.


7 Beef 2024, held in the heart of Australia’s Beef Capital – Rockhampton brings together the best of the best in the industry for an unforgettable week-long celebration. A triennial event, we are thrilled to see Beef 2024 back on our calendars this year from 5 - 11 May.

8 The Golden Mount Festival in Mount Morgan is an action-packed weekend of events and activities held annually in May. The traditional events include the annual Gold Dig, Running the Cutter and the Golden Mount Festival Procession.


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9 The GKI Trail Run is on beautiful Great Keppel Island. Held every June/July, this event visits beaches, climbs mountains and takes in the spectacular views. Race ranges from 9.5km - 27km.

10 Pop-Up Polo Rockhampton brings award winning entertainment, glamour, excitement, premium catering, Champagne and the thrill of the world’s fastest ball game to the city centre every June

11 B risbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race has made its mark as one of Australia’s premier coastal races. The finish line festivities are held each year in June at the Keppel Bay Marina.

12 Country on Keppel features a line up of top local and national talent every July on Great Keppel Island. Get ready for a vocal treat as the sun sets over Keppel Bay.

13 Yeppoon Running Fes tival boasts stunning ocean views and incorporates 3 distances to cater for all levels of runners - PLUS a family friendly 1.6km Family Fun Run. The event is held in July on the Yeppoon foreshore.

14 Rockhampton River Festival, held in July at Rockhampton’s Riverside Precinct, is a free entry, three-day festival filled with live music, arts, and entertainment.


15 The Rockhampton Cup is the feature race of the popular Rockhampton Jockey Club Winter Racing Carnival. With great prize money and trophies, the Rockhampton Cup is hotly contended by both local and visiting horses every July

16 Swim around Keppel is Australia’s only tropical island swimming marathon and is held on beautiful Great Keppel Island. The event is held in August and offers: 20km open water swim, 5km, 1km, 200m and a water polo tournament. culture, and food.

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17 CQUniversity Village Festival is Central Queensland’s premier music, arts and cultural celebration. Boasting a significant live music program, a vast array of performing and visual arts productions, street theatre, workshops, food and market stalls, the festival prides itself on its prime location at the Yeppoon foreshore and various locations across the Coast. Don’t miss this annual experience every August!

18 Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is Northern Queensland’s largest Food and Wine Festival, and a signature event on the region’s calendar. The festival, held in September each year, features degustation, masterclasses, cocktail parties, cooking demonstrations and more.

19 Fitzroy River Barra Bash is held every October and offers all fishermen the opportunity to compete in one of the richest saltwater Barramundi Comps in Australia. The event runs across three days with anglers from around the country vying for their share of over $80,000 in guaranteed cash, prizes and giveaways on offer.

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Kicking off with a celebration of the Coast’s sweet golden product, the Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest is held annually in October. All ages are welcome to get into the spirit and celebrate all things pineapple! The program includes a beach fiesta full of spectacular events including market stalls, rides and a family stage program, and fireworks spectacular.

21 Emu Park Lions Oktoberfest is the Coast’s largest German Beer Festival, with hundreds of culture-seeking enthusiasts flocking to beautiful Bell Park to experience the celebration. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere while treating yourself to world class German beer, sampling schnitzels, pretzels and more.

22 Rockhampton Octoberfest is Rockhampton’s largest Bavarian celebration of beer. The Rockhampton Riverside Precinct is host to this popular and entertaining event, which is held in October each year.


Yeppoon Community Markets are held every Saturday morning, 6am - 10am, at Yeppoon Showgrounds, Morris Street.

Figtree Creek Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month, 8am - 12 noon, next to the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre. Emu Park Lions Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month, 8am - 12 noon, Bell Park - Emu Park.


Causeway Lake Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month, 7am - 12noon, Causeway Lake.


Artizans of CQ are held monthly, 8am – 1pm. Robert Schwarten Pavillion – Rockhampton Showgrounds (Saturday’s vary each month).

Rocky Sunday Markets are held every Sunday from 6am – 12 noon, in the cinema carpark at Stockland Shopping Centre.

Rivernites Twilight Markets are held every second month on a Saturday from 4pm – 8m (various Rockhampton locations).



Welcome to one of Queensland’s most ‘Insta-worthy’ destinations. We’ve put together a list of the most enviable photo spots for you to discover and #visitcapricorn

1 Bluff Point Turtle Lookout | With panoramic views and the opportunity to spot turtles, this picture-taking opportunity is almost a rite of passage when you visit the Capricorn Coast. The walking track for this lookout can be found at the southern end of Kemp Beach.

2 Yeppoon Lagoon glows with photographic beauty and is the jewel in the crown of the Yeppoon foreshore precinct. With its absolute beachfront location, 2500 square-metres of resort style pool and infinity edge, your followers will be in awe of the region’s signature attraction.


3 Wreck Point Scenic Lookout is the ultimate photo destination offering 360-degree views of the Capricorn Coast and Keppel Bay. Flowing with historical significance and coastal charm, this amazing spot is the ideal place to capture a perfect memory. Located Matthew Flinders Drive, Cooee Bay.

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4 Street Art | Blow up your Facebook and Insta accounts with some of the Capricorn Coast’s coolest urban street art. From Rockhampton to Yeppoon and Emu Park, check out our outdoor installations and graffiti murals produced by local and national artists. See page 24 for more details.

5 Stony Creek, Byfield State Forest Byfield is one of the most picturesque recreation areas surrounded by rainforest-edged creeks, rugged mountains, pine plantations and ancient cycads. Stony Creek is the most popular swimming hole in Byfield and it’s easy to see why.

6 Fitzroy River Barra Season While you’ve got to be lucky enough to hook one first, a picture with a Barra needs no words – you came, you saw, you fished the Fitzroy! It’s all about perspective... and perching yourself up beside your mighty catch for a photo will have your friends and family in awe. Fish from the riverbank, hire a tinny, or bring your own boat. Just don’t forget your camera.

7 The Singing Ship in Emu Park is set against the coastal vista of blue seas and Great Keppel Island backdrop. This majestic monument commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. Perch yourself high above the ocean, open your ears to the music coming to life through her sails, let the wind and salty air give you a sun kissed and relaxed glow, and say cheese as you capture this gorgeous memory.

8 Great Keppel Island | Put yourself in the picture at one of the world’s most iconic destinations. 17 beaches all waiting to be explored. Your underwater lens will give you the chance to snap large hard coral reefs and join colourful fish and big marine life such as turtles, manta ray and dugong for a swim. Prepare for the best photo opportunities within easy reach, right off the beach.

9 Five Rocks is a wonderful sight and another precious spot that our stunning landscape has to offer. With uninterrupted views, the Five Rocks that give this location its name are ready to photo bomb your next snapshot. Find this picture perfect spot in Byfield National Park, but prepare yourself as it is an adventure, and 4WD accessible only.


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Get face down, bottom up and check out some of our most accessible reef experiences...

You don’t have to paddle far from the sandy shores of Great Keppel Island to experience some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. The ability to snorkel directly from the beach is comforting for many who may feel uneasy about the deep ocean. Discover pristine and healthy coral of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

1 Shelving Point Reef is the closest snorkel site to all accommodation on Great Keppel Island. The reef sits within a protected bay, known as Shelving Beach and lies right next to Monkey Reef. Shelving Point can be reached directly from Fisherman’s Beach or by boat. This is an easy option for young families and there is always something to see.

2 Monkey Beach Reef is by far Great Keppel Island’s most valuable tourist dive and snorkel site. It takes around 40 minutes to walk to this spot from Fisherman’s Beach. Sitting within a protected bay, it is easy to access from the island. With exceptionally high coral cover and 38 coral species, you can access Monkey Beach Reef by boat or walk in directly from Fisherman’s Beach.

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3 Clam Bay is a coral trout breeding ground. Access Clam Bay reef by boat or walk there via the airstrip on the island. Enter the water directly from the beach and swim out along the edge of the reef at mid-to-low tide. Conditions are best during northerly or easterly winds. Expect to see juvenile coral colonies, turtles and anemones on the edge of the reef slope.

4 Wreck Beach is hidden on the far side of Great Keppel Island, and offers a taste of being deserted on a stunning stretch of beach. The long trek there is well worth it as you’re likely to see dolphins, turtles and a plethora of other marine life when you snorkel amongst this slice of paradise. If you are an ocean lover, this is a magical spot because you might be able to find the ‘treasure’ of the beach: an ancient brain coral, around 2m high and believed to be over 500 years old.

5 Butterfish Bay is a small cove on Great Keppel Island flanked by rocky outcrops and backed by large sand hills. Butterfish reef is a fantastic little spot to view hard corals. Snorkel here on low tide as the rocks are quite far from the beach. Best access is via boat.

6 Passage Rocks is located in a deep north-south channel and is a great snorkel site close to Great Keppel Island on the northern side. It is also a favourite spot for kayakers. It features more hard coral species than any other site in the Keppels due to the rocks offering a variety of habitats suiting many different species. Feather stars and fish are also abundant.

7 Middle Island is a national park with two main snorkel sites around the island. Olive Point to the north and the Underwater Observatory to the south. Once built for coral viewing, the observatory has now become a fish habitat as well as a safe and intriguing place to dive or snorkel.

8 Keppel Bay Islands boast many other dive and snorkel sites. These can all be accessed via private vessel, water taxi or numerous commercial charters. If you are interested in exploring further, be sure to check out the reef around Conical, Barren, North Keppel, Pumpkin, Miall and Humpy Islands.


Enjoy snorkelling as long as you like but it’s important to watch the tides and currents. Cover up, wear reef friendly sunscreen, always tell someone where you are going and snorkel with a ‘buddy’. Never rest or stand on coral, remember it’s a living creature. When snorkelling, find a patch of sand if you need to stand up. Be careful not to kick the coral with your fins. Look, but don’t touch any sea creatures. Scan the QR code to download GBRMPA Eye on the Reef App and share your discoveries.

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The Capricorn Coast boasts many breathtaking, tranquil beaches offering safe swimming and endless fishing opportunities.

1 Main Beach Yeppoon is 1.3 km of swimming beach suitable for all ages and abilities. The beach has excellent access ramps, toilets, electric BBQs and picnic facilities. It is also the focal point for many coastal events, like ‘Tropical Pinefest’ and the annual ‘Australia Day’ celebrations. Dogs are not allowed.

2 Farnborough Beach is just north of Yeppoon, is approximately 20 km long and part of ‘The Big Dune Surfing Reserve’. The beach offers a good beach break and vehicle access. Dogs are allowed off leash from Bangalee boat ramp south to Barwells Creek with access via Hinz Avenue. At the northern end of Farnborough Beach is Corio Bay, a tidal inlet offering good beach fishing.

3 Lammermoor Beach is 2.5 km long and backed by casuarina-covered foredunes, with a small tidal creek at the southern end. Swimming is best at high tide. A picnic area with toilets is provided at the northern end of the beach.

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4 Kemp Beach is a wide sandy beach with a rocky outcrop called ‘The Bluff’, which has excellent walking tracks and lookouts where you can often spot turtles and dolphins in the waters below. Kemp Beach has BBQs, picnic tables and toilets. Dogs are permitted at designated times.

5 M ulambin Beach is 2 km long. Mulambin Beach is cradled between Bluff Point at the northern end and Pinnacle Point to the south, both of which are part of the Capricorn Coast National Park. There are cave-like areas at the southern end of the beach, ideal for exploring at low tide. Picnic tables and toilets are available.

6 Kinka Beach is situated on the banks of Kinka Creek and the Causeway Lake. Kinka beach is 3km long and faces east-north-east. The beach usually has low waves and swimming is best on a mid to high tide.

7 Emu Park Main Beach is a quiet beach with calm waters. The beach has shady picnic facilities, playground and is close to shops. Dogs are not allowed.

8 Fishermans Beach in Emu Park is 2 km long and curves almost north facing. It is the focus of boat fishing, however, there are plenty of rock platforms to fish from at high tide. There is also a sealed boat ramp and fishing wharf.

9 Keppel Sands Main Beach is 1.3 km long and faces east. The beach is backed by the small Keppel Sands settlement. Swimming and fishing is best at high tide. Picnic facilities are available.


If you are travelling with your four legged friend, the Capricorn Coast is a great place to visit! Unless signposted to say otherwise, dogs are permitted off leash on all beaches before 8 am and after 4 pm (all other times dogs must be on a leash).

Day time off leash beaches are Farnborough Beach, Yeppoon (from Bangalee boat ramp south to Barwells Creek with access via Hinz Avenue) and Emu Park Main Beach (from the beach access 150 metres north of Bell Park to Tanby Point with access via Hill Street). This excludes public holidays and weekends.

Dogs are not permitted on any beach adjacent to Byfield National Park.

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Here are the inside tips on the must do experiences when visiting the National Parks of the Capricorn Coast region.

1 To the Batcave! One of the few places in the world you can see a spectacular emergence of bats from their cave is Bat Cleft at Mount Etna Caves National Park . This is home to eighty per cent of Australia’s breeding population of female bent-wing bats. From December to February ranger-guided tours are offered to witness the spectacle of over 100,000 bats leaving their cave.

Located: The Caves township, 24km North of Rockhampton.

Guided Tours: Call 07 4936 0570 for bookings

2 Feel on top of the world and immerse yourself in Mt Archer National Park . Here you’ll find Rockhampton’s treetop boardwalk, Nurim Circuit. This is a must see attraction, extending 25 metres off the side of Mount Archer, the 500 metre flat boardwalk offers spectacular views of the city and the mighty Fitzroy River. The national park is popular with bushwalkers and wildlife enthusiasts, and boasts quality picnic facilities and a childrens playground.

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Byfield State Forest & National Park

3 Views worth hiking for...

If coastal volcanic headlands with intriguing rock formations, scenic lookouts and trails through diverse vegetation spark your interest, then the Capricorn Coast National Park is worth a visit. The two most popular sections of this park are Fan Rock/Rosslyn Bay Lookouts, and the Bluff Point Circuit. Both walks are considered a ‘moderate’ grade and boast panoramic views of the coastline and Keppel Bay.

4 Camp beside the reef! Picture your campsite on pristine island sand just above the hightide mark with no-one else in sight... The Keppel Bay Islands National Park has seven islands offering a range of camping opportunities where you can snorkel right off the sand. Whilst there is no ferry service to any of the national park islands you can arrange a charter or use your own vessel. Camping permits are required and campers must be self sufficient.

5 Your 4WD offroad adventure is only a stone’s throw from Yeppoon. Massive sand dunes, rugged pinnacles and outstanding coastal scenery are what you can expect from a visit to Byfield National Park and Conservation Area . If you consider yourself an experienced 4WD adventurer and are keen to tackle some challenging sand tracks and dunes then you need to see this place. Once you’ve conquered the tracks you will be rewarded with access to endless beaches ideal for swimming, fishing or walking. Camping is also permitted.

6 Picnic in the Forest sounds like something from a fairytale but here it’s a favourite must do for locals. Byfield State Forest offers picturesque water holes and picnic spots where you can paddle a canoe or take a dip in the freshwater creeks. Upper Stony Creek and Water Park Creek are popular spots with several bush walking tracks and camping available. Picnic spots are accessible by 2WD and offer automatic barbecues and toilet facilities. Camping is also permitted.

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These creative masterpieces reflect the essence of the Capricorn Coast’s community and identity. Here are just a few of our favourites...

1 Robin the Reef Roamer

Celebrating our location on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Robin is a constant reminder to get out and explore our underwater paradise.

Where: Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre Scenic Highway, Yeppoon

Artist: Bill & Luke Gannon, Out There Co.

2 Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park

Here you will find more than just a car park. In fact you’ll come across a pup in a stroller, a table tennis match and a lionfish plastered across the walls. You could even snag a pic in front of a mural of our region’s music stars: Busby Marou.

Wh ere: Corner of Hill Street and Queen Street

Artist: Bill & Luke Gannon, Jon Watson - Out There Co.

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6 Yeppoon Lagoon & Skate Park There’s a wealth of street art spotting opportunities at the Yeppoon Lagoon and nearby Skate Park. See the bright, friendly faces painted on the walls of the Skate Park amenities block then wander over to the Yeppoon Lagoon, the ideal spot for a refreshing swim overlooking the water. Here, you can spot the pink turtles on the screen wall or pelicans on patrol.

Where: Lagoon Place, Yeppoon

Artists: Out There Co. and Place Design Group 6

3 Rockhampton Riverside Art Trail allows you to explore Rockhampton on foot and discover hidden works of public art around every corner. Our favourite is the ‘Rocky Baby Saltwater Croc’ by Masher Designs. Download the ‘Explore Rockhampton’ App to follow the complete city trail.

Where: Quay Street & Quay Lane Rockhampton

Artist: Various Artists

4 Let’s Get Crabby in a Big Way is an eye-catching collection of soldier crab sculptures by a local artist. These larger-than-life crustaceans can be found mid way along the walking path on Lammermoor Beach, and won Bronze in the Best Landmark Sculpture for the 2022 Street Art Awards. Where: Lammermoor Beach

Artist: Brendon Tohill

5 Beach Party is painted across the walls of the public amenities block adjacent to the Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club. This artwork won the ‘Best Amusing Street Art” category in the 2019 Australian Street Art Awards.

Where: Emu Park Main Beach

Artist: Simon McLean

More ‘Beach Party’ artwork can be found on the walls of the Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club on Yeppoon Main Beach.

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Pose for a photo in front of one of Emu Park’s most striking murals. The work is a water, wind and energy abstract, with a lot of bright colours. Not a single paint brush was used in the entire paintingit was all spray painted.

Where: Corner of Pattison and Hill Street, Emu Park Artist: Rosie Woods, London

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If there is one thing our youngest members of society know how to do well, it’s swinging, bouncing, spinning, and sliding! Here’s our class favourites...

1 Appleton Park Playground

Offering endless activities for the kids with all the favourites along with a climbing web, sandpit, mini bike track and skate park.

Where: Anzac Parade, Yepp oon (next to the Yeppoon Lagoon)

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ/Picnic Area | All Abilities | Undercover Play Area

2 Keppel Kraken

With a mythical sea creature centrepiece and set against the spectacular backdrop of Keppel Bay, this play area boasts interactive elements including water cannons, jets, and a unique umbrella bucket – the only one of its kind in Queensland

Wh ere: Anzac Parade, Yeppoon (on the Esplanade)

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ | Picnic Area

3 Kerr Park Playground Explore the Alpha tower, zip along the Flying Fox, the playground also features an all-abilities swing and a Galleon ship. And for the parents, the playground has arguably the best ocean views!

Where: Emu Park Main Beach, Emu Park

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ/Picnic Area | All Abilities | Undercover Play Area

Keppel Kraken

4 Yeppoon Rotary Park is walking distance to Yeppoon CBD but a quieter option if you wish to escape crowds. The facility is fully fenced and has recently been refurbished with a nautical theme. Direct access to the beach is also a bonus.

Where: Farnborough Access Road, Yeppoon

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ/Picnic Area | Undercover

5 Fitzroy Adventure Playground is a climber’s paradise, overlooking the iconic Fitzroy River. With a wonder web, slides and rock climbing walls, there is something for all ages and abilities, and there is also a toddler area with simplified play equipment.

Where: Cnr Quay & William Streets, Rockhampton

Facilities: Toilets nearby | Seating Area | Shaded Play Area

6 Kershaw Gardens Get set to take on Wyatt’s Wonder Web – the monster of all climbing webs! Including five levels of play for kids (and adults) this nine-metre high challenge takes you through various obstacles including climbing ropes, ladders and tunnels. There are play options for all ages and abilities, and a zero-depth water play area nearby.

Where: Parking via Moores Creek Road, Rockhampton

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ/Picnic Area | All Abilities | Shaded Play Area

7 Rockhampton Botanic Gardens New in 2023 and oozing with fun adventure, this playground provides hours of fun. With climbing frames, swings, slides, flying foxes, and much more, find surprises around every bend and boasting a 4.6 metre tall dingo play tower as the centrepiece of the playground.

Where: Spencer Street, Rockhampton

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ/Picnic Area | All Abilities | Shaded Play Area

8 Fraser Park Playground - Mount Archer National Park is a whopping 604m above sea level at the top of the mountain, nestled in bush land. Here lies an exciting adventure playground where children can weave through the totem poles, jump on the trampoline, or slide their way through the trees. The views from nearby Nurim Circuit skywalk are not to be missed.

Where: Fraser Park, Mt Archer, Rockhampton

Facilities: Toilets | BBQ/Picnic Area nearby

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A destination with something for everyone must have a golf course, right? Well, you can thank us later, here’s a snapshot of the region’s top places to tee off.


Rockhampton Golf Club

18 Holes, PAR 72, carts available.

North Rockhampton Golf Club

18 Holes, PAR 70, carts available.

Gracemere Lake Golf Club

9 Holes, PAR 72, carts available.


Yeppoon Golf Club

18 Holes, PAR 71, carts available.

Capricorn Resort Golf Club

18 Holes, PAR 72, carts available.

Bondoola Driving Range

Family friendly, buckets of balls available.


Emu Park Golf Club

18 Holes, PAR 72, carts available.


Mount Morgan Golf Club

9 Holes, PAR 75, carts available.

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If you are looking to plant your wheels in the dirt and find your happy place among mountain ranges, picturesque creeks and native bushland, look no further...

Nestled in the foothills abutting Mount Archer National Park, First Turkey in Rockhampton is the Capricorn Coast Region’s premier trail network, both recreational and competitive, and features over 25 kilometres of fun obstacles.


1 Bush Chook Donut forms a loop which runs off Horseshoe. This is a great trail for beginners and also a fun warm-up for more experienced riders.

2 Finley’s Rising 93 metres over its 2.4 km length, Finley’s is a great way to warm-up and get your day started. With plenty of tight switchbacks and single track through native bushland, this popular track also features the odd scrub turkey crossing the path to keep you on your toes!

3 Hanging Rock is named after the ominous boulder that hangs impossibly off the side of a turn in the trail, this track is a fast and twisty connector that links Horseshoe to the base of Jackhammer.

4 Horseshoe is a fun XC trail that runs above Moore’s Creek. Arguably the best trail in the whole First Turkey reserve, Horseshoe serves as a connector trail and is one that you will find yourself crossing many times during your day at First Turkey.

5 Scrub Turkey has tight switchbacks, slippery corners and rocky outcrops which make it a fun filled ride. The two-way trail is accessible from Horseshoe at the bottom and Turkey’s Nest at the top.

For more information on the trails and hubs weaving through First Turkey, visit www.rockymtb.org.au or scan the QR code

Nearby M ount Morgan also boasts the region’s newest MTB trails with 25 kilometres of exciting challenges weaving around the No.7 Dam.

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The Capricorn Coast offers a variety of choices from estuarine creeks, reef and ocean fishing. This list will have you casting a line with the locals...


Coorooman Creek, Zilzie

Estuary fishing (whiting, grunter, flathead, mud crabs). Ramp access and pontoon.

Causeway Lake, Kinka Beach

Estuary fishing (sheltered, best on tidal run-through). Ramp access.

Ross Creek, Yeppoon

Estuary fishing (high tide run). Ramp access.

Double Head/The Bluff, Rosslyn Bay

Rock ocean fishing (mackerel, bream, cod, etc).

Ramp access.

Five Rocks, Byfield National Park Rock ocean fishing (high tide, mackerel, etc).

Corio Bay, Yeppoon

Estuary fishing (best on flood tide, boat access only).

Keppel Bay/Deep Sea Fishing

Charters depart from Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay. Launch your own boat from Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour. It is a man-made harbour with two concrete boat ramps, a public jetty, and Coast Guard.

Fitzroy River, Rockhampton City reaches River fishing (threadfin on high tide, barramundi on low tide). Ramp access.

Port Alma

Estuary fishing by boat (threadfin, fingermark, barramundi). Ramp access. Ramp access also to Inkerman Creek (Open) and Casuarina Creek (under construction).

Yeppen Lagoon, Rockhampton

Seasonal bank fishing (freshwater barramundi).

B arramundi season runs from February 2 – October 31.

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Barramundi Bream

(boat limit applies)

Barred Javelin (Spotted Grunter)

Combined limit of 30 in total of pikey and yellowfin bream and tarwhine

Summer/sand, goldline and northern whiting

Combined limit of 30 in total of these whiting species

Winter/trumpeter whiting

All flathead (except dusky)

Dusky flathead

Doggy Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Golden Trevally & Giant Trevally

Combined limit of 5 in total of these species

1 (Boat Limit & Closed Seasons Apply)

Combined limit of 20 in total of these species

Please note: Size and possession limits apply to coral reef fish species. In addition to individual possession limits for each coral reef fin fish species, they have a combined maximum possession limit of 20. For more information call DAF 13 25 23. (*Disclaimer: Species content supplied by the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries QLD and correct at time of printing)

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LIMIT 58 min, 120
40 min 10 25 min
No limit 50 30 min
40 min 75 max 5 50 min 10 75 min
No Limit
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WE MAY Time m 0232 3.82 0932 1.55 1525 3.01 2119 1.71 2 TH 0355 3.96 1045 1.28 1645 3.33 2243 1.48 3 FR 0501 4.18 1143 0.97 1743 3.70 2346 1.20 4 SA 0555 4.36 1230 0.70 1830 4.06 5 SU 0041 0.96 0642 4.44 1312 0.50 1915 4.37 6 MO 0131 0.80 0727 4.42 1353 0.39 1959 4.62 7 TU 0221 0.71 0811 4.30 1432 0.37 2043 4.77 8 WE 0310 0.71 0855 4.10 1510 0.44 2128 4.81 9 TH 0359 0.79 0940 3.84 1547 0.62 2212 4.74 10 FR 0446 0.95 1025 3.54 1625 0.87 2256 4.55 11 SA 0535 1.17 1111 3.26 1703 1.17 2343 4.29 12 SU 0627 1.40 1203 3.01 1749 1.49 13 MO 0035 4.01 0727 1.58 1307 2.84 1853 1.77 14 TU 0138 3.78 0839 1.67 1432 2.80 2025 1.93 15 WE 0248 3.65 0951 1.63 1604 2.93 2154 1.90 16 TH Time m 0357 3.64 1050 1.50 1708 3.17 2259 1.76 17 FR 0454 3.69 1134 1.35 1753 3.42 2348 1.60 18 SA 0540 3.76 1211 1.19 1831 3.67 19 SU 0031 1.45 0620 3.80 1243 1.06 1906 3.89 20 MO 0111 1.32 0658 3.79 1314 0.95 1939 4.07 21 TU 0149 1.22 0732 3.75 1343 0.87 2010 4.21 22 WE 0227 1.16 0806 3.67 1411 0.83 2040 4.31
TH 0304 1.12 0839 3.59 1440 0.82 2110 4.37
FR 0341 1.11 0913 3.50 1510 0.85 2144 4.39 25 SA 0420 1.13 0951 3.40 1545 0.91 2222 4.36 26 SU 0503 1.18 1034 3.30 1624 1.03 2307 4.29 27 MO 0553 1.24 1125 3.20 1711 1.18 28 TU 0000 4.20 0649 1.29 1226 3.13 1812 1.35
WE 0101 4.11 0752 1.29 1337 3.13 1929 1.49 30 TH 0209 4.06 0859 1.21 1455 3.24 2053 1.52 31 FR 0317 4.05 1003 1.06 1609 3.48 2213 1.43 1 SA JUNE Time m 0421 4.06 1100 0.88 1713 3.79 2321 1.28 2 SU 0520 4.04 1152 0.72 1808 4.10 3 MO 0023 1.13 0615 3.99 1240 0.61 1858 4.38 4 TU 0120 1.01 0706 3.89 1325 0.56 1945 4.58 5 WE 0215 0.92 0755 3.77 1408 0.56 2030 4.70 6 TH 0306 0.88 0843 3.63 1449 0.63 2113 4.72 7 FR 0355 0.90 0929 3.49 1530 0.75 2156 4.64 8 SA 0440 0.97 1014 3.35 1609 0.91 2238 4.49 9 SU 0522 1.10 1057 3.22 1647 1.11 2321 4.29 10 MO 0603 1.24 1141 3.10 1730 1.32 11 TU 0005 4.08 0647 1.37 1230 3.01 1816 1.54 12 WE 0054 3.88 0736 1.47 1330 2.95 1917 1.74 13 TH 0147 3.71 0831 1.51 1438 2.97 2035 1.86 14 FR 0245 3.57 0929 1.49 1549 3.08 2153 1.87 15 SA 0343 3.49 1022 1.41 1655 3.28 2257 1.78 16 SU Time m 0439 3.44 1110 1.29 1748 3.53 2353 1.64 17 MO 0531 3.42 1152 1.17 1832 3.78 18 TU 0043 1.49 0619 3.41 1231 1.06 1910 4.00 19 WE 0129 1.33 0702 3.40 1308 0.96 1945 4.18 20 TH 0211 1.20 0743 3.40 1344 0.87 2018 4.33 21 FR 0252 1.08 0822 3.41 1421 0.79 2054 4.45 22 SA 0333 0.99 0903 3.43 1500 0.74 2133 4.54 23 SU 0416 0.92 0947 3.45 1543 0.74 2216 4.57 24 MO 0501 0.88 1034 3.45 1628 0.78 2303 4.55 25 TU 0547 0.88 1125 3.44 1716 0.89 2353 4.47 26 WE 0636 0.90 1218 3.43 1811 1.05 27 TH 0045 4.34 0727 0.93 1318 3.44 1913 1.24 28 FR 0141 4.17 0821 0.94 1423 3.49 2025 1.40 29 SA 0241 3.96 0920 0.95 1533 3.61 2145 1.48 30 SU 0345 3.76 1021 0.93 1645 3.81 2304 1.44 1 MO JULY Time m 0453 3.59 1120 0.88 1752 4.06 2 TU 0017 1.31 0600 3.48 1217 0.84 1848 4.30 3 WE 0122 1.15 0700 3.43 1310 0.79 1937 4.47 4 TH 0217 1.02 0752 3.41 1358 0.76 2021 4.57 5 FR 0305 0.93 0838 3.40 1441 0.76 2102 4.59 6 SA 0347 0.90 0920 3.39 1520 0.79 2141 4.55 7 SU 0425 0.92 0959 3.36 1557 0.85 2218 4.45 8 MO 0459 0.99 1036 3.33 1630 0.96 2255 4.32 9 TU 0530 1.07 1113 3.29 1704 1.10 2330 4.16 10 WE 0603 1.15 1151 3.24 1740 1.29 11 TH 0007 3.97 0638 1.24 1234 3.17 1822 1.51 12 FR 0047 3.75 0718 1.34 1327 3.11 1917 1.75 13 SA 0133 3.50 0806 1.43 1431 3.10 2035 1.93 14 SU 0230 3.27 0902 1.47 1544 3.18 2201 1.95 15 MO 0335 3.11 1003 1.45 1658 3.36 2317 1.82 16 TU Time m 0445 3.04 1101 1.36 1758 3.62 17 WE 0020 1.61 0548 3.07 1154 1.22 1844 3.89 18 TH 0112 1.37 0641 3.17 1241 1.05 1922 4.15 19 FR 0157 1.15 0725 3.29 1326 0.87 1959 4.38 20 SA 0239 0.95 0807 3.42 1409 0.70 2038 4.58 21 SU 0320 0.77 0850 3.55 1453 0.55 2119 4.74 22 MO 0402 0.63 0935 3.66 1538 0.47 2203 4.81 23 TU 0445 0.54 1023 3.73 1623 0.49 2248 4.78 24 WE 0528 0.52 1111 3.77 1709 0.61 2333 4.63 25 TH 0611 0.57 1201 3.77 1758 0.83 26 FR 0019 4.38 0655 0.68 1255 3.74 1854 1.12 27 SA 0109 4.04 0744 0.84 1354 3.70 2002 1.41 28 SU 0207 3.65 0841 1.00 1504 3.69 2130 1.60 29 MO 0318 3.31 0949 1.12 1627 3.77 2304 1.57 30 TU 0445 3.13 1102 1.14 1745 3.98 31 WE 0028 1.36 0605 3.13 1210 1.07 1844 4.20 1 TH AUGUST Time m 0130 1.13 0704 3.23 1308 0.95 1930 4.37 2 FR 0216 0.96 0751 3.33 1356 0.84 2012 4.46 3 SA 0257 0.87 0830 3.41 1435 0.77 2048 4.49 4 SU 0330 0.84 0905 3.47 1509 0.75 2121 4.48 5 MO 0400 0.84 0938 3.50 1539 0.76 2153 4.42 6 TU 0426 0.86 1010 3.52 1608 0.83 2224 4.32 7 WE 0451 0.90 1042 3.51 1637 0.95 2252 4.17 8 TH 0516 0.96 1113 3.48 1706 1.13 2320 3.96 9 FR 0543 1.05 1145 3.41 1737 1.36 2349 3.69 10 SA 0611 1.19 1224 3.31 1817 1.63 11 SU 0023 3.39 0646 1.35 1315 3.21 1921 1.90 12 MO 0111 3.08 0738 1.51 1430 3.16 2101 2.03 13 TU 0229 2.82 0854 1.61 1600 3.24 2245 1.92 14 WE 0407 2.74 1015 1.57 1722 3.50 15 TH 0002 1.64 0529 2.87 1126 1.37 1817 3.83 16 FR Time m 0055 1.32 0626 3.09 1223 1.10 1900 4.17 17 SA 0138 1.02 0709 3.34 1311 0.82 1939 4.47 18 SU 0218 0.75 0750 3.57 1356 0.56 2017 4.73 19 MO 0258 0.51 0832 3.79 1441 0.36 2059 4.89 20 TU 0338 0.34 0916 3.96 1525 0.26 2141 4.93 21 WE 0418 0.24 1003 4.08 1610 0.30 2224 4.82 22 TH 0459 0.26 1050 4.12 1655 0.48 2307 4.55 23 FR 0538 0.40 1139 4.09 1743 0.78 2351 4.16 24 SA 0618 0.62 1230 3.98 1837 1.15 25 SU 0040 3.69 0705 0.91 1330 3.83 1949 1.50 26 MO 0142 3.22 0806 1.21 1443 3.70 2128 1.68 27 TU 0310 2.88 0930 1.40 1616 3.72 2320 1.55 28 WE 0501 2.86 1100 1.37 1738 3.91 29 TH 0035 1.26 0616 3.06 1213 1.19 1835 4.13 30 FR 0124 1.02 0706 3.27 1305 0.99 1918 4.29 31 SA 0201 0.87 0743 3.44 1346 0.84 1954 4.37


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TH 0344 2.59 0941 1.71 1645 3.47 2338 1.57 13 FR 0515 2.84 1105 1.45 1747 3.85 14 SA 0030 1.19 0609 3.17 1205 1.10 1833 4.23 15 SU 0112 0.84 0650 3.51 1254 0.76 1914 4.55 16 MO Time m 0150 0.53 0730 3.81 1339 0.48 1953 4.78 17 TU 0229 0.29 0812 4.08 1424 0.29 2033 4.88 18 WE 0307 0.13 0855 4.29 1509 0.23 2115 4.82 19 TH 0345 0.08 0941 4.41 1555 0.30 2157 4.60 20 FR 0424 0.17 1027 4.43 1641 0.52 2239 4.23 21 SA 0501 0.39 1115 4.34 1730 0.84 2324 3.77 22 SU 0541 0.71 1207 4.15 1829 1.22 23 MO 0015 3.29 0628 1.09 1307 3.91 1945 1.54
TU 0127 2.86 0737 1.46 1425 3.70 2132 1.64 25 WE 0320 2.66 0921 1.63 1602 3.68 2318 1.45 26 TH 0513 2.85 1057 1.50 1720 3.85
FR 0017 1.18 0613 3.15 1201 1.26 1813 4.03
SA 0059 0.97 0651 3.40 1248 1.04 1853 4.17
SU 0131 0.84 0722 3.59 1325 0.90 1926 4.23 30 MO 0159 0.76 0750 3.73 1356 0.83 1956 4.25 1 TU OCTOBER Time m 0223 0.72 0818 3.84 1425 0.80 2024 4.22 2 WE 0245 0.68 0846 3.93 1454 0.81 2051 4.14 3 TH 0307 0.67 0915 3.97 1522 0.87 2117 3.99 4 FR 0328 0.69 0942 3.98 1550 0.97 2140 3.80 5 SA 0347 0.76 1005 3.94 1618 1.11 2201 3.58 6 SU 0407 0.88 1030 3.86 1646 1.29 2223 3.34 7 MO 0430 1.03 1058 3.74 1723 1.50 2251 3.09 8 TU 0458 1.24 1140 3.58 1818 1.72 2335 2.82 9 WE 0539 1.49 1251 3.42 1952 1.85 10 TH 0112 2.59 0703 1.74 1431 3.38 2136 1.75 11 FR 0322 2.63 0913 1.74 1604 3.59 2300 1.43 12 SA 0450 2.94 1040 1.46 1711 3.93 2354 1.05 13 SU 0545 3.33 1142 1.11 1800 4.26 14 MO 0037 0.69 0628 3.72 1232 0.79 1843 4.51 15 TU 0117 0.40 0709 4.06 1319 0.55 1924 4.63 16 WE Time m 0156 0.19 0750 4.35 1406 0.40 2006 4.62 17 TH 0234 0.08 0833 4.57 1453 0.37 2048 4.47 18 FR 0313 0.10 0918 4.68 1542 0.46 2132 4.20 19 SA 0350 0.24 1005 4.66 1632 0.65 2217 3.83 20 SU 0429 0.51 1054 4.52 1725 0.93 2305 3.42 21 MO 0509 0.86 1145 4.27 1824 1.23 22 TU 0000 3.03 0558 1.24 1245 3.99 1938 1.48 23 WE 0115 2.73 0713 1.60 1400 3.75 2111 1.55 24 TH 0311 2.67 0900 1.74 1528 3.67 2239 1.43 25 FR 0449 2.89 1029 1.62 1641 3.75 2337 1.23 26 SA 0544 3.19 1130 1.41 1733 3.87 27 SU 0017 1.05 0621 3.46 1216 1.23 1814 3.96 28 MO 0049 0.92 0653 3.68 1254 1.10 1848 4.01 29 TU 0116 0.82 0723 3.86 1328 1.02 1920 4.01 30 WE 0141 0.74 0752 4.00 1400 0.98 1952 3.96 31 TH 0206 0.69 0822 4.11 1433 0.97 2022 3.86 1 FR NOVEMBER Time m 0230 0.68 0851 4.17 1506 0.99 2050 3.72 2 SA 0253 0.71 0918 4.18 1538 1.05 2116 3.55 3 SU 0315 0.78 0944 4.14 1610 1.15 2143 3.38 4 MO 0340 0.88 1012 4.07 1645 1.27 2212 3.21 5 TU 0408 1.03 1046 3.96 1727 1.42 2249 3.03 6 WE 0443 1.22 1135 3.82 1824 1.55 2345 2.86 7 TH 0532 1.44 1242 3.70 1937 1.61 8 FR 0109 2.75 0655 1.64 1400 3.68 2058 1.51 9 SA 0249 2.83 0841 1.66 1520 3.79 2213 1.27 10 SU 0413 3.12 1006 1.47 1626 3.99 2311 0.96 11 MO 0514 3.50 1113 1.21 1721 4.17 2359 0.67 12 TU 0603 3.89 1209 0.97 1810 4.27 13 WE 0042 0.44 0647 4.24 1301 0.78 1857 4.28 14 TH 0124 0.29 0731 4.53 1352 0.67 1943 4.19 15 FR 0204 0.23 0816 4.73 1445 0.63 2030 4.03 16 SA Time m 0245 0.28 0902 4.81 1536 0.67 2116 3.80 17 SU 0325 0.42 0948 4.77 1629 0.78 2204 3.54 18 MO 0406 0.66 1037 4.61 1720 0.97 2254 3.27 19 TU 0449 0.95 1127 4.38 1814 1.18 2346 3.03 20 WE 0538 1.27 1221 4.11 1913 1.37 21 TH 0050 2.86 0641 1.56 1323 3.87 2019 1.48 22 FR 0213 2.80 0806 1.75 1430 3.72 2129 1.48 23 SA 0342 2.91 0932 1.77 1536 3.66 2229 1.39 24 SU 0450 3.14 1039 1.67 1633 3.66 2317 1.26 25 MO 0539 3.40 1133 1.54 1722 3.68 2356 1.12 26 TU 0619 3.66 1218 1.41 1805 3.70 27 WE 0030 0.99 0655 3.88 1300 1.30 1845 3.69 28 TH 0101 0.90 0729 4.07 1340 1.21 1923 3.65 29 FR 0131 0.83 0800 4.20 1418 1.14 1959 3.58 30 SA 0200 0.80 0831 4.29 1455 1.11 2031 3.50 1 SU DECEMBER Time m 0228 0.80 0900 4.33 1531 1.11 2104 3.42 2 MO 0257 0.83 0931 4.33 1608 1.13 2138 3.35 3 TU 0329 0.88 1006 4.30 1647 1.17 2215 3.28 4 WE 0404 0.97 1047 4.25 1731 1.23 2300 3.20 5 TH 0446 1.10 1134 4.17 1821 1.28 2352 3.13 6 FR 0538 1.27 1230 4.09 1916 1.30 7 SA 0056 3.09 0645 1.44 1330 4.02 2018 1.26 8 SU 0210 3.15 0805 1.54 1435 3.98 2122 1.15 9 MO 0327 3.34 0929 1.53 1540 3.96 2223 0.98 10 TU 0437 3.63 1044 1.41 1642 3.93 2319 0.81 11 WE 0539 3.97 1150 1.25 1742 3.89 12 TH 0010 0.67 0632 4.30 1252 1.09 1838 3.83 13 FR 0059 0.57 0721 4.57 1350 0.96 1931 3.75 14 SA 0145 0.53 0807 4.75 1445 0.86 2022 3.67 15 SU 0230 0.55 0853 4.82 1536 0.83 2111 3.58 16 MO Time m 0314 0.62 0938 4.79 1624 0.86 2157 3.48 17 TU 0356 0.75 1022 4.67 1709 0.96 2241 3.36 18 WE 0436 0.94 1106 4.49 1751 1.10 2325 3.25 19 TH 0518 1.16 1151 4.27 1832 1.25 20 FR 0012 3.15 0603 1.40 1237 4.05 1917 1.38 21 SA 0106 3.07 0659 1.65 1328 3.84 2008 1.47 22 SU 0212 3.04 0811 1.85 1422 3.64 2104 1.51 23 MO 0326 3.11 0931 1.93 1519 3.48 2201 1.49 24 TU 0440 3.28 1043 1.89 1619 3.38 2255 1.41 25 WE 0540 3.53 1144 1.76 1719 3.34 2342 1.30 26 TH 0627 3.79 1237 1.60 1814 3.35 27 FR 0025 1.19 0706 4.02 1324 1.43 1900 3.37 28 SA 0102 1.08 0741 4.20 1406 1.29 1941 3.40 29 SU 0138 0.98 0814 4.34 1445 1.18 2017 3.44 30 MO 0213 0.89 0845 4.46 1523 1.09 2053 3.48 31 TU 0248 0.81 0920 4.54 1600 1.02 2130 3.52




Abounds with wonderful scenery, rolling sand dunes, beaches, rainforest-edged creeks and rugged mountains.

P. 50


The largest link in this chain of coastal communities, Yeppoon is the heart of the Capricorn Coast P. 36


From Cooee Bay to Kinka Beach, hop your way along the 5 beaches linking Yeppoon to Emu Park. P. 54


A city full of historic charm & discovery P. 62


An idyllic seaside village with plenty of character. P. 56

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Each of the Capricorn Coast’s precincts have their own charm and character, from the modern art culture vibe of Yeppoon to the relaxed village appeal of Emu Park. Here is an introduction to the Coast’s most prominent locations.

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Camp on one of the many islands, or enjoy an eco-friendly retreat at Pumpkin Island. P. 41


30 minute ferry transfer from the mainland is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Keppel Bay. P. 40


A popular fishing and crabbing village separated from Emu Park by Coorooman Creek P. 58

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The largest link in this chain of coastal communities, Yeppoon is the holiday accommodation hub, service centre and cultural scene for the Capricorn Coast area.

WHAT TO SEE & DO Meander down Yeppoon’s main street or stroll the esplanade to enjoy a great coffee spot or to browse beach-chic boutiques and surf stores. Keep an eye out for one of the many new street art murals adorning local walls. Yeppoon Main Beach is patrolled throughout peak times and offers a safe swimming spot for visitors and locals alike.

FAMILY FUN is well catered for with the foreshore boasting the fantastic ’Keppel Kraken’ zero-depth water park, open daily with lots of fun and free activities for the kids on those hot sunny days. A short walk

south down Anzac Parade will take you to Appleton Park, a fully fenced and shaded children’s playground that offers almost endless activities for the kids, including an all abilities playground, sandpit and mini bike track, plus BBQs, tables and public toilets to make it an ideal family outing. Just next to the park is the Yeppoon skate park, where the bigger kids will happily spend hours scooting around. The nearby lagoon pool with infinity edge and dining areas is stunning and a must see for visitors.


Yeppoon has a varied array of accommodation and has something to suit all budgets. Motels, spacious apartments, caravan parks and holiday houses are all within walking distance of the beach.

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FAMILY FUN “foreshore”


Opening Hours

Summer (October to April) 9am to 8pm

Winter (May to September) 9am to 6pm





Opening Hours

Summer (September to April) 6am to 9pm

Winter (May to August) 8am to 6pm

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CBD To Rockhampton Bay Plaza Shopping Centre

To Byfield


Splash Park

Echelon Apartments



Salt Apartments

The Spinnaker Bistro


Playground Skate Park


Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Swimming Lagoon

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Wreck Point Lookout


Great Keppel Island is only a 30 minute ferry transfer from the mainland and is the ‘jewel in the crown’of Keppel Bay.


TO SEE & DO Take a snorkel or scuba dive tour or a leisurely kayak to one of the secluded beaches where you can snorkel amongst amazing varieties of tropical fish, magnificent hard and soft coral and friendly turtles. It arguably has the best beaches of any Great Barrier Reef island (Long Beach was voted #14 in 101 Best Beaches in Australia) and offers safe swimming all year round.

Great Keppel Island is approximately 1,454 hectares in size and is home to 17 pristine white-sand beaches and is rich with native flora, all waiting for you to explore. Ninety percent of the island is bushland and there are several bush walking tracks that disperse

trekkers around the island to untouched beaches, or spectacular lookouts. These range in duration and difficulty, from a leisurely stroll, to challenging hikes.


TO STAY From tents and cabins, through to private beach houses on the water’s edge, staying on Great Keppel Island is always a relaxing escape. The island’s Bar & Bistro is home to uncomplicated menus reflecting the relaxed atmosphere of Great Keppel.


TO GET THERE Ferries depart every day to Great Keppel Island. A number of charters, full day cruises, whale watching (seasonal), sailing adventures, and extended tour options are also available from Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay Harbour. Refer to Page 2 for airport transfer options.

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Great Keppel Island


With the protection of a fringing reef, the waters surrounding the Keppel Islands are amazingly calm.

PUMPKIN ISLAND is a hidden gem in the Keppel group of islands. Located just a 30 minute boat transfer from Keppel Bay Marina, this tiny island – just six hectares in total – offers you eco-friendly self-catering units that are powered by the wind and the sun! Book a stay in one of their beachfront cottages or rent the entire private island for up to 34 guests, and live like a millionaire at a fraction of the cost. Pumpkin Island offers private water transfers for their guests.

CAMPING IN MARINE PARKS Camping is allowed in the Keppel Bay Islands National Park, including North Keppel Island, Humpy Island, Middle Island, Miall Island, Conical Island, Divided Island and Pelican Island.

Visitors must bring their own drinking water and campers require a permit. Permits can be purchased online or from a local Visitor Information Centre.

HOW TO GET THERE Boat launch facilities, charters and water taxis are available from Rosslyn Bay Harbour and Keppel Bay Marina, with secure parking available nearby. It is also possible to arrange transport to the National Park islands from Great Keppel Island.

DIVING & SNORKELLING You’ll find excellent snorkelling on the fringing reefs at Mazie Bay (North Keppel), Olive Point headland (Middle Island), Humpy Island or Miall Island. Diving is particularly good on reefs surrounding North Keppel, Middle, Miall and Conical islands.

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Pumpkin & North Keppel Islands

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village


P: 07 4939 8655 OR 1800 KEPPEL (537 735)

W: www.gkiholidayvillage.com.au

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village is nestled among palm and gum trees, and is less than a minute walk to the island’s famous white sand beaches. Our accommodation is relaxed and simple; yet comfortable and cosy. We choose to offer a place that is all about nature and quietness with an emphasis on low or no alcohol.

Choose from glamping tents, self-contained cottage, ensuited cabins, or double/twin rooms. All linen and snorkelling gear is provided.

Keppel Konnections


P: 07 49395404

W: www.keppelkonnections.com.au

Hop aboard Keppel Konnections for return ferry transfers to Great Keppel Island. Departing twice a day, Konnections welcomes those visiting for a day or heading over for a stay. An afternoon mainland departure also allows time for guests self-driving, flying in, or just not keen on mornings!

Add on optional extras, such as breaky and a coffee, lunch, snorkel hire or kayak tours. Keep an eye out for our sunset or late night ferry returns.

Departs the mainland from Keppel Bay Marina daily

Pumpkin Island


P: 07 4939 4413

W: www.pumpkinisland.com.au

A private island escape for couples, families or groups. This tiny gem offers eco-friendly accommodation for up to 34 guests in 7 self-catering units powered by the sun. Private decks and barbecues overlooking the sunset, wildlife will delight you; dolphins, turtles and whales in season.

Fish, snorkel or experience the reefs from a kayak or paddle board…so much to do on this little island treasure.

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Discover the lush rainforest of Byfield and spectacular coastal scenery of the surrounding parks and forest.

Byfield is rich with diversity and forms one of the largest unspoiled eco-systems on the east coast of Australia and is the exclusive home of the rare Byfield Fern.

BYFIELD STATE FOREST abounds with wonderful scenery, rainforest-edged creeks and rugged mountains. Here you’ll find picturesque water holes and picnic spots.

Upper Stony Creek and Water Park Creek are popular for day-trippers, with several bush walking tracks and camping also available. Red Rock Camp ground (dog friendly) offers the best caravan access with individual fire pits and tables at each site.

FIVE ROCKS & BYFIELD NATIONAL PARK is only accessible by 4WD. Five Rocks is a favourite weekend getaway for locals and visitors alike. Located in Byfield Conservation Park, visitors will discover one of the largest parabolic sand dunes in Australia. These beaches boast a good surf break, and there are plenty of bays and creeks to throw in a line. Camping grounds also provide basic facilities and permits are required to camp in the National Park and State Forest (fees apply, no dogs).

BYFIELD VILLAGE is a haven for craft and nature lovers. It has a small school, a number of attractions and accommodation houses. Be sure to visit the local cafe with its attractive rustic style and local produce, nestled within the forest surrounds.

HOW TO GET THERE Byfield is 25 minutes drive north of Yeppoon. Most roads are sealed and 2WD accessible. The National Park is 4WD only.

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Upper Stony Creek

Nob Creek Pottery

An award winning rustic rainforest gallery with a large collection of pottery, glass, jewellery and bathroom hand basins. Meet the potters, see the workshop and kilns, enjoy bush walks and videos.

Open 10am - 4pm.

Days of operation vary so please phone to confirm.

216 ARNOLDS ROAD, BYFIELD (30min north of Yeppoon)

P: 07 4935 1161 M: 0428 192 601

W: www.nobcreekpottery.com.au

National Park Campsite Bookings

Want insider tips on the best places to camp in any of the region’s National Parks? Pop in and chat to a local at the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre.

We can make all your campsite bookings while you wait.

Open 7 days. 9am - 5pm.


P: 1800 675 785

W: www.visitcapricorn.com.au

Bowenia Rainforest Circuit


P: 1800 675 785 (Visitor Information Centre)

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One of the prettiest walking trails in Byfield State Forest - the Bowenia rainforest circuit offers you the chance to stroll among ancient cycads, Byfield Ferns and tall turpentine trees and catch glimpses of Water Park Creek.

This 1.2-kilometre circuit begins at the Water Park Creek day-use area and will take you 30 minutes to complete. It’s considered an easy grade 2 track.

Ferns Hideaway Resort


P: 0408 351 235

W: www.fernshideaway.com.au

Ferns Hideaway is set on 42 acres of stunning, sub-tropical rainforest fronting Waterpark Creek with an abundance of wildlife and activities including; canoes, pool, tennis court, walking tracks, games and garden restaurant.

Accomodation options consist of private rustic log cabins and 30 spacious RV/camping sites. Explore Waterpark Creek in our fleet of Canadian canoes and feel the magic of nature all around! Come for a day or stay awhile for a truly unique and unforgettable experience! The perfect place to escape and reconnect with family & friends.

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Drive only on marked tracks and stay off dunes. Enter or exit the beach only on tracks where you see this symbol. Light fires only in fire places provided. Fires are not permitted on beaches or in the dunes.

Camp in designated areas and camp sites only. Permits required. Camping is not permitted on beaches.

Dogs, cats and other domestic animals are not permitted, except for dogs on-leash at Red Rock visitor area

Byfield State Forest.

Rubbish bins are

provided. Take your rubbish home with you.

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Tyre pressure bay 16 28 CorbettsLandingRd Byfield National Park (main section) Byfield National Park (Sandy Point section) Byfield State Forest
Conservation Park Corio Bay Fishing Creek Five Rocks Beach (Three Rivers Beach) Little Five Rocks Beach Nine Mile Beach Farnborough Beach Orange Bowl Oneway Queen Mary ByfieldRoad Bangalee Red Rock Scouts Camp Water Park Point headland Corio Bay car park Sandy Point car park Water Park Creek Upper Stony Sandy Creek car park Banksia car park Myrtella Melaleuca Pandanus Casuarina Contain fires off ground Mount Bayfield Mount Meiland Mount Ganter Maryvale Mountain Rocky Perch The Peaks Mount Atherton Northern Peaks Castle Rock
To Yeppoon Shoalwater Bay Training Area (no access) Shoalwater Bay Training Area (no access) StockyardPoint Track Sandy Creek aW t e r P a r k C r eek WaterPark C r e e k StonyCreek StonyCreek Rd PicnicRoad Ke l ly s idnaL n g Road Bfy i le d Ro a d FarnboroughRoad Woodbury Ro a d FishingCree k Road Sa n d y Point Road Big Sandy Southern Access Track PointStockyard Track Death Valley Track Vehicles prohibited north of this point See map on page 2 for more detail Byfield township 2 4 6 8km Scale 0 Byfield Area map Byfield National Park, Byfield Conservation Park, Byfield State Forest © State of Queensland. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. MA559 November 2018 Legend Byfield National Park Byfield Conservation Park Byfield State Forest Shoalwater Bay Training Area (no access) Ocean Creek Tracks and roads 2WD sealed road 2WD unsealed road 4WD easy 4WD medium 4WD difficult No vehicle access Intersection number Walking track Parking General store Petrol Toilet Shower Day-use area Camping Car camping 4WD camping Walking track Self-guided walk Swimming Fires permitted— conditions apply Information Dogs on leash Domestic animals prohibited No vehicle access Page 1 of 2
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With 23 kilometres of coastline to explore, make sure you follow the Scenic Highway from Yeppoon to Emu Park and witness some of the best beaches the Capricorn Coast has to offer.

COOEE BAY offers a pretty little beach popular for swimming and stand up paddleboarders. The beach is just 500 metres long and best for swimming at high tide (it has some rocky platforms at low tide). Cooee Bay is also home to Wreck Point Scenic Lookout on Matthew Flinders Drive and is an undisputed “must see”. The lookout depicts a ship’s deck and boasts almost 360 degree views of the coastline and Keppel Bay

ENDLESS BEACHES The coastal drive between Yeppoon and Emu Park also offers long stretches of beach and secluded bays

including Lammermoor, Kemp, Mulambin and Kinka Beaches. All beaches are ideal for swimming. Lammermoor offers beautiful sunsets for anyone who enjoys an afternoon stroll, whilst the southern end of Kemp Beach is Bluff Point Walking Track, a 2.3 km circuit that offers panoramic views of the coastline. You can climb the 600 metre track to Turtle Lookout where you can enjoy the spectacle of turtles swimming in the crystal clear waters below.

ROSSLYN BAY is home to Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay Harbour. A must-do, whilst visiting the marina, is to take a stroll around the docks and marvel at the luxurious boats moored in the 500 floating marina berths. The marina also has a multi-award winning licensed restaurant where you can enjoy a meal overlooking the water. Located on the deck of Keppel Bay Marina, The Waterline

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Capricorn Coast National Park, Rosslyn Bay Harbour & Keppel Bay Marina

Restaurant offers stunning views and mouthwatering local beef, seafood and produce.

Rosslyn Bay is a man-made harbour and is a popular local fishing spot. The harbour has a public jetty, boat ramps, Yacht Club, Coast Guard and service station.

THE CAUSEWAY LAKE is nestled between Kinka and Mulambin Beaches and is the perfect place for a picnic lunch or sunset dinner. It is a very shallow and expansive lake which is popular for kayaking, fishing, family friendly watersports and also offers great photo opportunities at sunset. There is a kiosk, playground, caravan park and boat hire at the lake.

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The Causeway Lake


Once an exclusive beach resort at the turn of the 20th century, Emu Park is an idyllic seaside village.

WHAT TO SEE & DO Emu Park is home to the famous Singing Ship sculpture. Set against a spectacular coastal vista, the majestic monument commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. A gentle sea breeze produces a musical sound through fluted pipes.

Just below the Singing Ship is a viewing deck and boardwalk that makes up part of the Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk. The impressive boardwalk is a must-do as it hugs the coastline and remembers our community’s brave servicemen and women.

Emu Park Main Beach is a calm beach with a grassy picnic area and arguably one of Queensland’s most picturesque playgrounds. The beach is patrolled during peak times.

One of Emu Park’s popular attractions is the Emu Park Historical Trail. The trail commences at the School of Arts building in Hill Street and is spread across 20 locations. Each site is marked by an emu shaped art installation.

If you have a boat or just like to wet a line, nearby Coorooman Creek is a popular local fishing spot with a quality boat ramp and pontoon.

HOW TO GET THERE Emu Park is 30 min drive north east of Rockhampton or 15 min drive south of Yeppoon along the Scenic Highway.

WHERE TO STAY Motels, caravan parks and holiday houses are all within walking distance of the beach.

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Singing Ship & Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk
EMU PARK CBD Picnic Area Playground Picnic Area Emu Park Main Beach Toilets Singing Ship Monument Skate Park Boat Ramp & Car Park Public Pool Supermarket Community Hall & Library Caravan Park Toilets To Keppel Sands & Rockhampton Tourist Drive to Capricorn Coast Beaches & Yeppoon N Scan to view the full Capricorn Coast street map! Emu Park Jetty


Keppel Sands has an idyllic village-style appeal that has changed very little in the last 20 years in comparison to many other coastal destinations.


Sands is separated from Zilzie and Emu Park by the mouth of Coorooman Creek which in turn makes it a popular fishing and crabbing location. A popular holiday spot for families, Keppel Sands boasts a pub, caravan park, motel, local store, two boat ramps, and a lovely picnic area by the beach.


Nearby is the unique community of Joskeleigh which has a fascinating past. Joskeleigh has strong links with the South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland in the nineteenth century.

A great spot to learn more about the history is the small Joskeleigh South Pacific Museum. It highlights the role played by the Kanakas, brought out by the ‘blackbirders’ to work the sugar cane fields as indentured labour. The museum is run by volunteers and is believed to be the only museum of its kind in Queensland. To visit the museum, please call ahead on 07 4934 4854 to make a booking.


Keppel Sands and Joskeleigh is by sealed road, the turn-off onto Keppel Sands Road is approximately 27 km from Rockhampton or 18 km from Emu Park. Keppel Sands also has an all-tide boat ramp at Coorooman Creek, and a tidal ramp at Pumpkin Creek. The Coast Guard is located at South Head with access via Pumpkin Creek.

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Keppel Sands Township


Avisit to Mount Morgan in the Capricorn Coast hinterland is a must. This historical gold mining town was established in 1882, and continued to produce gold, silver and copper for 99 years until the mine closed in 1981.

Mount Morgan was considered one of the most important gold discoveries in the world, and the mine was also believed to be the largest open cut gold mine in the Southern Hemisphere. The town was officially proclaimed in 1890 and in 1898 the railway reached the town.

Visit the Mount Morgan Railway Station which was established in 1898 and continued operating for 90 years.Today, the station is home to the town’s Visitor Information Centre.

View the mine from Tipperary Point and see the “Big Stack”. In 1905 the brick

chimney was built to distribute fumes from the mine smelters. It stands on a hillside behind the smelters and contains over 700,000 bricks.

Before departing Mount Morgan be sure to visit “The Big Dam”, the last and largest of seven dams built on the Dee River. The Big Dam, as it is locally known, is restocked annually with native fish fingerlings and has always been a favourite picnic spot with a full undercover children’s playground and BBQ area.


Mount Morgan is an easy 40min drive south west of Rockhampton. Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.


Cabin and caravan park accommodation is available within the township.

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Mt Morgan Historic Gold Mine


Located a short 30 minutes drive north of Rockhampton, The Caves township is home to some of the most spectacular caves in Queensland.

W HAT TO SEE & DO T he township of The Caves is a friendly community and like all country towns has a great pub with loads of character. There is also a general store, service station and primary school.

The ar ea is named after the many limestone caves that are scattered throughout the area. The most famous of these is the award winning Capricorn Caves, which are believed to be the state’s oldest tourist attraction. A guided tour here is a must do when visiting the Capricorn Coast.

The nearby Mount Etna Caves National Park is home to eighty per cent of Australia’s breeding population of female bent-wing

bats. From December to February rangerguided tours are offered to see this spectacular nightly emergence of over 100,000 bats from their roost at feeding time (fees apply). This is one of the few places in the world where you can witness the incredible spectacle. The Archer Brothers, who settled in the Rockhampton area in the 1850s, named Mount Etna after the volcano in Sicily. Outside of bat breeding season, Mount Etna offers a good hiking trail with rewarding views.

H OW TO GET THERE From Rockhampton, drive north along the Pacific Coast Way for 23 km, then turn right into the Caves Township.

WHERE TO STAY Accommodation is available at the Capricorn Caves or nearby Hedlow Retreat.

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Mt Etna National Park


Nestled on the coast, 2 hours drive north of Rockhampton, the fishing village of Stanage Bay really is a place to escape.


accessible from the Pacific Coast Way, the unsealed drive to Stanage Bay takes you through diverse countryside, eucalypt forests, creeks, cattle stations with cows wandering casually over the track, and wetlands with enough birds to keep the keenest twitcher happy.

Stanage was Captain Cook’s second landing in Queensland. He named the water ways here Thirsty Sound, because when he came to shore in search of fresh water none could be found, thus the name remains today.

Stanage has three suburbs, which have been affectionately renamed by the localsAlligator Point (Beverly Hills) - great views and beach access, rentals, boat hire, tyre repair, day charter fishing trips;

Alligator Bay (Happy Valley) - pretty beach and rentals; Plumtree (Paradise) - boat ramp, coastguard, rentals, beach, creeks, tackle shop, boat storage, store, pub, fuel, post outlet, public phone, public toilets, camping (BYO water).


From Rockhampton, drive along the Pacific Coast Way for 75 km, then turn right onto the Stanage Bay Road just past Kunwarara. Drive another 100 km along this mostly sealed road, which is accessible by 2WD except during very wet weather (check before you go). Limited mobile phone coverage is now available across the township of Stanage Bay.


The local Plumtree Store can provide a range of accommodation options for visitors to the area. For more information contact them on 07 4937 3169.

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Stanage Bay


Rockhampton is part of the Capricorn Coast hinterlands, the undisputed capital of Central Queensland, and the gateway to the reef. Reinventing itself as a city offering classy eateries, microbreweries, elegant streetscapes and family fun, this is a regional city worth exploring.

THE RIVERFRONT PRECINCT basks on the banks of the Fitzroy River ‘Tunuba’ and is presided over by the imposing Customs House and newly opened Rockhampton Museum of Art. The Riverfront is lined with elegantly restored Victorian buildings and buzzing with local events. You’ll find yourself gravitating to this neck of the woods for dining and nightlife.

MT ARCHER NATIONAL PARK is only a short drive from the CBD and offers a variety of rewarding walking trails to breathtaking vistas. The most popular being the award

winning ‘skywalk’! Officially known as the Nurim Circuit Elevated Boardwalk, your eyes will open wide to views spanning across the region from it’s peak, 604 metres above the ground. The day use area offers fantastic facilities for picnics and has a modern nature inspired playground for the kids.

THE FITZROY RIVER is an angler’s paradise. Try your luck solo, or hook up with one of the local guided fishing charters and catch yourself a trophy fish right in the city centre! Or if sightseeing and wildlife are more your style, why not book a local river cruise.

FREE FAMILY FUN is never far away in Rockhampton. Adventure playgrounds, waterparks, gardens and zoo’s are all on offer.

H OW TO GET THERE Rockhampton

straddles the Pacific Coast Touring Route and is approximately 600km drive from Brisbane or an easy 1 hour flight.

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Johnson’s 4WD Repair Shop

Johnson’s 4WD Repair Shop offers a comprehensive one-stop shop for all mechanical servicing, repairs and performance improvements in the Rockhampton region, with a mobile brand complimenting the operations - Johnson’s Mobile Mechanical.


P: 07 4927 7170

W: www.johnsonsmechanical.com.au

Rockhampton Education

Rockhampton Region offers multiple early childhood options, 41 primary schools, 11 secondary schools, 5 combined schools from Prep to Year 12, with five schools also offering boarding facilities, and Australia’s largest dual sector university, CQUniversity (inc TAFE).


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Our Shop - Local Handcrafted Gifts

‘Our Shop’ specialises in quality handcrafted gift items and homewares created from local artists around Central Queensland.

Products including Handbags, Jewellery, Woodworking, Ceramics, Clothing, Leathercraft, Paintings, Sewing, Candles and much more.


P: 0409 580 183

W: www.ourshopcq.com.au

Moving to Central Queensland?

The Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton region has more than 8,000 registered businesses operating in the region. With careers across a variety of industries from health to education, construction to public safety, retail and mining, our region offers you your next BIG opportunity.


P: 1800 675 785 (Visitor Information Centre)

W: https://LiveCapricornCoast.com.au

Ian Weigh Toyota


P: 07 4924 5200

W: www.ianweightoyota.com.au

Ian Weigh Toyota spans over 15,000 sqm and includes 3 fully equipped state-of-the-art servicing and accessory fitment workshops and a fully operational branch on the Capricorn Coast. We are a one-stop shop for all Toyota commercial and passenger vehicles.

Servicing the Central Queensland region for over 30 years and our depth of experience in the automotive industry is strong. We are also proud of the 19 Toyota Presidents Awards and appreciate that our guests rate our services highly, returning to us time and time again.

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The Cobbler’s Rooms

Need a place to meet in Rockhampton? We have beautifully appointed boardrooms, meeting rooms and function space available. With a kitchen available or catering close by, The Cobbler’s Rooms are available for your professional or celebratory needs.


P: 0429 551 683

W: www.thecobblersrooms.au

Discovery Parks - Rockhampton

P: 07 4926 3822

Set on ten acres of landscaped gardens with panoramic views of Mount Archer, we offer deluxe cabins, studio rooms and dog-friendly ensuite sites.

With our pool, waterpark, playground and more, you can discover more experiences, for less.

W: www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/rockhampton

The Stirling Motel


P: 07 4922 6222

W: www.thestirlingmotel.com.au

Located in the heart of Rockhampton, The Stirling Motel offers easy access to the city’s attractions, restaurants, and entertainment options. Whether you’re here for a business trip or a leisurely getaway, The Stirling Motel provides a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring.

Unwind by the sparkling swimming pool, dine in our onsite restaurant, catch up on work with complimentary wi-fi, or simply relax in the comfort of your room. With its central location and comfortable accommodations, The Stirling Motel is the perfect choice for your stay in Rockhampton.

Coffee House Apartment Motel


P: 07 4927 5722

W: www.coffeehouse.com.au

Experience the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Located in the heart of the city, our apartments are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities. We boast easy access to the city’s attractions, shopping precincts, and dining options. Start your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee from our on-site cafe, or indulge in a delicious breakfast to fuel your adventures. When you stay with us you can take advantage of our; free wi-fi, clean air-conditioned rooms with comfortable beds and spacious balconies overlooking luscious gardens.

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Time Safaris Walking Tours


Take a night or a day walk and visit heritage listed landmarks and uncover the ghosts, dinosaurs, murders, WW2, bushrangers, the zoo, botanic gardens and the history of the region.

Bookings Essential


P: 0413 500 303

W: www.timesafaris.com.au

Archer Park Rail Museum

Visit our heritage listed operational rail museum. Wander through the museum, have a cuppa in the refreshment room, surround yourself with a digital soundscape, or ride the Purrey Tram.

Open Mon to Thur 10am3pm and Sun 9am-1pm. Tram operates Sundays.


P: 07 49222774

W: www.archerparkrailmuseum.com

Artizan Gluten Free Bakery


P: 07 4927 2449

W: www.artizanglutenfreebakery.com.au

Dine in or takeaway from our local family owned bakery. All products are baked fresh on site.

We offer:

- Signature organic coffee

- Vegan and vegetarian options

- Coeliac friendly

- Cakes, donuts, biscuits, pastries and breads

- Grass fed Angus beef pies and sausage rolls

- Dairy free products

Rockhampton Jockey Club


P: 07 4937 4000 | 0417 684 467

W: www.callaghanpark.com.au

Join us trackside at Callaghan Park for all the colour, glamour and excitement of thoroughbred racing.

Playing host to 35 race days annually, trackside is the place to be for exceptional racing and warm hospitality.

Enjoy the best seat in the house on our stylish new members viewing deck.

Visit our website to become a member and stay up to date with all things Rockhampton racing.

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The Salty Lime Co - Orchard & Events


P: 0403 560 658

W: www.thesaltylimeco.com.au

At our family-owned Fingerlime Orchard and award winning Wedding and Events venue, we believe that almost no idea is unachievable - we strive to turn your visions into reality. Our farm is a relaxed atmosphere allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Situated on 133 acres and a only a short distance from the stunning beaches, our venue combines the rustic farm life feel with a coastal vibe. Featuring ocean views and upcycled raw materials, every corner of The Salty Lime Co farm is designed to make you feel at home and add to the overall experience.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway Weddings


E: functions@gkihideaway.com.au

W: www.greatkeppelislandhideaway.com.au

Looking for the perfect destination wedding where you can relax and enjoy a holiday with your family and friends? A location where your ceremony, reception and accommodation are all within walking distance? Then we have you covered.

Great Keppel Island is an island paradise where the ‘squeaky-clean’ white sand flows between your toes and the ocean sparkles before your eyes.

Let us make your dreams of an island wedding a reality!

The Haven - Conference & Events


P: 0438 507 917

E: manager@havenemupark.com.au

Situated in an intimate tropical setting with over 4.5 sprawling hectares of manicured lawn offering panoramic ocean views, The Haven is the perfect location for Conferences, Events and Functions with accommodation for up to 77 guests.

Two function halls with sweeping coastal views and a large commercial kitchen make The Haven the perfect choice for Conferences, Business Meetings, Wellness Workshops, Retreats, Wedding Receptions and Celebrations.

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Yeppoon’s exclusive luxury wedding destination

Where the charm of a luxury farm meets the serenity of the coast, you will find Ambrym Estate. Yeppoon’s brand new luxury wedding destination. Nestled in the hinterland of Woodbury our secluded 50 acre estate offers panoramic views, embraced by rolling mountains & the stunning views of the Keppels. With luxurious accommodation, Ambrym Estate is the ideal destination for an intimate wedding. Our exclusive estate promises an unforgettable wedding experience, creating memories to last a lifetime.



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Club Emu Park

We are the home of the Emu Park Bowls Club, featuring a family bistro open for Dinner 7 nights a week and Lunch Wednesday –Sunday. We serve the coldest beers in town and offer a spacious quiet gaming lounge. We really have something for everyone!


P: 07 4939 9590

W: www.ClubEmuPark.com.au


Krackers Bar & Grill

Pop in and visit your neighbourhood Club, conveniently located in the heart of Yeppoon. Our bar and gaming is open 7 days a week and we offer a family friendly bistro with Lunch Wed - Sun and Dinner TuesSun. We are also home to the Yeppoon Bowls Club.


P: 07 4939 9520

W: www.Krackers.com.au

The Spinnaker


P: 07 4939 9585

W: www.thespinnaker.com.au


The Spinnaker is really the club for everyone!

Featuring a family bistro with lunch and dinner specials and a full a la carte menu offering affordable meals available every day. Now open for breakfast every Sunday from 7:30am!

The indoor and outdoor dining areas ensure it is the perfect spot all year round and the big screen TV, gaming lounge, Keno and kid’s playground will keep the whole family entertained.

Located across the road from the main beach means the views from the deck are stunning.

Bingo runs every Wednesday morning from 8:30am, with weekly raffles and cash draws to make your visit even more exciting!

As part of the Keppel Bay Sailing Club, be sure to use your membership card to receive 10% discount off food and beverages. Not a member? No worries, the friendly staff would be happy to help you join for only $2!

The club also has a free car park for all members and guests!

Open 10am to late 7 days a week, The Spinnaker has you covered!

**Lookout for the all new Clubhouse coming July/August 2024**

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Footlights Theatre Restaurant


P: 07 49392399 | 0411 267 502

W: www.footlights.com.au

Footlights Theatre Restaurant offers the finest in Entertainment, Food and Atmosphere to all Capricorn Coast guests.

• Top Class Comedy Variety Show

• Delicious Three Course Lunch or Dinner

• Morning or Afternoon Tea

• Generous Group Concessions and Seniors Discounts

• Fully Licenced Bar

• An Unforgettable Experience is Guaranteed

• Bookings Essential

Stir & Stitch


P: 0414 320 486

W: www.stirandstitch.com.au

Stir and Stitch is a creative and inspiring space that will instantly make you feel at home. Visit us to find:

• Our Garden Teahouse for Devonshire Teas, freshly baked cakes and light lunches.

• The Craft Room Cleanout Shop; a treasure trove of new and reclaimed sewing and craft items saved from landfill.

• We welcome visitors to enjoy our creative studio.

Open Wednesday to Friday 9am to 2pm and Saturdays 9am to 12 midday.

Gus’ Coffee


P: 0447 487 097

W: www.guscoffee.com

Having inherited a passion for providing the finest quality service and products from his father, coupled with an insatiable taste for more than just coffee, Gus set out to create a sophisticated coffee experience that served only the highest quality coffee at a level of consistency like no other service in town.

Dine-in or Drive-through... Come and enjoy a delicious coffee today.

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Reef Distillers


P: 0406 656 355

W: www.reefdistillers.com

Reef Distillers; born out of a passion for artisan spirits made with locally sourced botanicals and ingredients. A true ‘paddock to still’ micro distillery experience, we use local Capricorn Coast suppliers, farmers and native flora to create our unique products with the ‘signature’ of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. We are inspired by the splendour of the world’s most famous marine ecosystem.

Order our products online (we ship Australia wide) or sample our flavours in the hottest Capricorn Coast venues. Distillery Tours and Tastings available by appointment.

Crimson Finch Brewery


E: hello@crimsonfinch.com

W: www.crimsonfinch.com

Crimson Finch is a delightful new brewery nested right here on the Capricorn Coast.

And what better time to be celebrating simple joys, basic pleasures and local craftsmanship than with a beer that was literally named for a creature that is known for its bold and confident personality?

Much like our beer, the actual Crimson Finch is sassy, elegant and we reckon that it knows how to shake a tail feather.

Yeppoon Cinemas


P: 07 4972 0015

W: www.yeppooncinemas.com.au

Discover a world of entertainment as you unwind in our comfortable, modern theaters, featuring the latest blockbuster films in stunning high definition. Whether you’re a film enthusiast or just looking for a relaxing night out, our Yeppoon cinema promises an unforgettable experience for all.

Locally owned & operated, our friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring your visit is seamless, providing top-notch service that adds to the magic of the movies.

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Join a tour and enjoy a guided walk through our market garden and food forest.

Our informative guide will give you an insight into chemical-free permaculture farming and sustainable living.

Meet our free range animals and learn the impressive sustainable features of our farm.

Guided Farm Tours depart every Sunday at 9am.

Find our farm at:

192 Clayton Road, Lammermoor

For tour bookings visit:

www. highvalleydawn.com.au

From our farm... ...To your table

Beaches Restaurant is renowned for our signature local dish ‘Moringa Seafood Spaghetti’ and the best premium beef in the region, not to mention chemical-free produce from our nearby permaculture farm High Valley Dawn.

With a roof top deck, indoor and alfresco dining options, Beaches is located onsite at Rosslyn Bay Resort.

Don’t miss our Sizzling Parrilla at Beaches every Sunday, bookings essential.

34 Vin E Jones Memorial Drive, Rosslyn Bay

07 4933 6300

www. beachesrestaurant.com.au



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The Childminding Co.

The Childminding Co. offers professional babysitting services to local families and those visiting. Our quick booking process matches families with screened, experienced childminders who go where needed; homes, hotels or venues, ensuring safety and convenience for all.


P: 0437 736 787

W: www.thechildmindingco.com.au

Tanby Garden Centre

Tanby Garden Centre is a hidden gem located on the inland road between Yeppoon and Emu Park. Enjoy a wander through the glorious Atrium, plant nursery, shop and gardens. A garden destination for everyone.

Check out our website for news and events.


P: 07 4939 7200

W: www.tanbygardencentre.com.au

Capricorn News & Souvenirs


P: 07 4939 3383

Visit Capricorn News & Souvenirs to pick up a special something to remind you of your stay on the Capricorn Coast. We stock a great range of beautiful hats & souvenirs, inc Yeppoon

T-shirts, keyrings, stickers, tea towels & postcards. Open 7 days.

W: www.nextrayeppoon.com.au

Prestige Property Yeppoon

Relocating or looking to invest in Capricorn Coast property? Let us help! We are a family-owned and operated agency who strive for a reputation built on trust, with Prestige Service. Make contact with Helen or Georgia today for an obligation free chat.


P: 0466 010 076

W: www.prestigepropertyyeppoon.com.au

Live Capricorn Coast


P: 1800 675 785 (Visitor Information Centre)

W: https://livecapricorncoast.com.au

Choosing a place to live is the single most important decision we make in life. This one essential decision has an impact on everything - not to mention our overall happiness and wellbeing.

Which is why living on the Capricorn Coast or in its hinterland will inevitably change your life.

The Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton region is one of Queensland’s fastest growing areas outside the southeast corner and the enviable destination of choice for more than 120,000 residents.

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Freedom Fast Cats


P: 07 4933 6888

W: www.freedomfastcats.com

Experience the ultimate journey to Great Keppel Island with Freedom Fast Cats! Their daily transfers, featuring the region’s largest and finest boats, ensure a comfortable voyage.

Explore the island at your own pace or opt for an upgrade to one of their tours. Dive into the wonders of snorkelling, boomnetting, glass-bottom boat or lunch cruising adventures.

Secure your spot for a memorable island escape, where comfort meets exploration.

CQ Connections


P: 0422 805 922

W: www.cqconnections.com.au

We specialise in Rockhampton Airport Transfers, Charter Buses and Tours for;

- Rockhampton - Yeppoon

- Emu Park - Keppel Bay Marina

- Surrounding areas

Visit our website to book: www.cqconnections.com.au

Tropical Luxury Cars


P: 0421 209 620

W: Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Google


- Airport/Rail/Ferry Transfers - Local Regional Tours

- Corporate & Business Transfers - Dinner Transfers

- All Ages Birthday Parties - Hens/Bucks Parties

- Weddings & School Formals

With 3 Luxury Vehicles to cater to your transport needs, our team of professional chauffeurs are committed to providing exceptional 5-star service, ensuring that you arrive in comfort, style, and on time. Call or message Vicki to make your booking.

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Canoe Hire & Tours - Ferns Hideaway

Explore magical Waterpark Creek by Canadian canoe or kayak! Hire by the hour or book a ‘Resort Day Pass’ for an unforgettable day out! Guided tours and picnic hampers available. Enjoy walking trails, pool, tennis and more. Onsite cabins, RV/campsites and restaurant.


P: 0408 351 235 (Bookings Essential)

W: www.fernshideaway.com.au


Visitor Information Centre

Want insider tips on the best places to see? Pop in and chat to a local at the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre. We can book your tours and accommodation while you wait.

Open 7 days from 9am - 5pm.

Free Wi-Fi.


P: 1800 675 785

W: www.visitcapricorn.com.au

Capricorn Caves


P: 07 4934 2883

W: www.capricorncaves.com.au

Capricorn Caves is a multi-generational family-owned attraction located 23km north of Rockhampton and just minutes off the Pacific Coast Way.

As an Advanced Eco-Tourism attraction, Capricorn Caves is a home to an abundance of native wildlife and endangered species which you can discover on tour.

Experienced local guides deliver the captivating stories of this ancient Australian landscape on small-scale interpretive tours. Open 7 Days.

Koorana Crocodile Farm


P: 07 4934 4749

W: www.koorana.com.au


Koorana is QLD’s oldest commecial crocodile farm and home to around 3,000 crocodiles.

• Guided Tours get you up-close to these living dinosaurs

• Tours operate at 10.30am & 1.00pm - 7 days a week

• Have your photo taken holding a small crocodile (free)

• Croc Bistro - Tour guests only (costs apply) 12 - 1pm daily

• Gift Shop - Crocodile skin products available

• See baby crocs hatching (March - May)

• Learn about the fascinating behaviour of crocodiles

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You don’t need to have a degree in Palaeontology to experience an unforgettable adventure holiday.

Explore ancient limestone caverns at Capricorn Caves, dig for volcanic ‘Thunder-Eggs’ at Mt Hay Gemstone Park, fossick for gems on the Sapphire Gemfields and more... on the Tropic of Capricorn!

If you have a taste for adventure, we have the place for you. Dig The Tropic links fifteen geological wonders along Tropic of Capricorn, from Outback to the Reef. Turn your next holiday into an unforgettable adventure, start planning online at www.digthetropic.com.au

Theropods were a group of meat- eating dinosaurs, or carnivores.

Monsters of the inland sea

Dig the Tropic of Capricorn & discover a whole new meaning to the land downunder!


Plan your drive | www.DigTheTropic.com.au For more holiday info | www.VisitCapricorn.com.au
Capricorn Caves Blackdown Tableland National Park

• Hold a cuddly koala

• Handle a friendly python

• Hand-feed kangaroos & emus

• Experience the Mega Fauna walk

• Bring a picnic and have a swim

Animal Show at 1pm Daily!

OPEN 10am - 3pm Every Day

Play 18 Holes of Awesome Dinosaur-Themed Mini Golf!

back in time and MEET GIANT DINOSAURS! All a ractions at Cooberrie Park, Yeppoon | cooberriepark.com.au
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Blue Dolphin Caravan Park

The perfect base for your Capricorn Coast holiday; Blue Dolphin is a short stroll to the beach, Yeppoon Lagoon, boutique shops and trendy cafes.

We offer affordable, modern, self-contained cabins and spacious powered sites.


P: 07 4939 3140

W: www.bluedolphincaravanpk.com.au

Keppel Sands Caravan Park

A tranquil, hidden treasure for caravanners and campers right on the water.

Discover the fisherman’s best kept secret or enjoy a short walk to the beach, before winding down with uninterrupted sunsets. Pet friendly.


P: 07 4934 4899

W: www.facebook.com/caravanparkkeppelsands

Tasman Holiday Parks - Fisherman’s Beach


P: 07 4939 6202

W: www.tasmanholidayparks.com/fishermans-beach/

Our pet-friendly holiday park is situated right on Fisherman’s Beach in picturesque Emu Park. From here, it’s just a short stroll to browse shops, cafes, and restaurants of Emu Park township, a 15-minute drive to Yeppoon, and a 30 minute drive to Rockhampton.

Boasting sea breezes and direct beach access, our park offers various accommodation options from cabins to both powered and unpowered sites.

Tasman Holiday Park - Fisherman’s Beach is the perfect base to explore the Capricorn Coast and Keppel Islands.

Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon

Find yourself among the palm trees when you walk out of your cabin or caravan, surrounded by tropical bushland, a calm lake and pristine beachfront. The waterpark, pump track, jumping pillow and resort-style pool allow you to discover more experiences, for less.


P: 07 4921 8905

W: www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/coolwaters

Causeway Lake Caravan Park

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Causeway Lake, our park offers tent sites, caravan sites, and cabins. We are a short stroll to the beach, convenience store, nerby playground and boat hire. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the water. Pets welcome (upon request).


P: 07 4933 6356

W: www.causewaycaravanpark.com.au

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Hedlow Retreat

Hedlow Retreat is perfectly placed on the banks of Hedlow Creek. With its spectacular backdrop of towering volcanic plugs, it’s a visual feast for the senses.

Those keen to indulge their creature comforts will love our on-site accommodation.


P: 0409 631 451

W: www.hedlowretreat.com.au

Take-A-Break Bush Camp

Our campsites are in a rural setting around a dam with shady trees & mountain views, close to the Fitzroy River. Campfires are allowed in the firepits provided. Basic amenities. Dog friendly. Halfway between Rockhampton & the beaches.


P: 0427 485 521

W: www.takeabreakbushcamp.com.au

The Haven


P: 0438 507 917

E: manager@havenemupark.com.au

With beautiful sea views and whispering palm trees as your backdrop, The Haven is the perfect holiday destination. Our location provides a superb base for exploring the region and its natural environment. Accommodating up to 77 guests, we offer a 17-bedroom lodge, 3 x five-bedroom houses and 2 x single-bedroom beach cottages, all with ocean views. It’s the ideal place for guest to enjoy family gatherings, celebrations and holidays in an intimate setting.

Sail Inn


P: 07 4939 1130

W: www.sailinn.com.au

Located in the heart of Yeppoon’s CBD. Easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and the beach.

Accommodating singles to families. All your basics covered plus 55” TV and free Wi-Fi.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 - 2023.

Ferns Hideaway Resort

Private self-contained rustic log cabins and spacious RV/camping sites set among 42 acres of stunning sub-tropical rainforest. Boasting direct access to Waterpark Creek, Ferns is the perfect getaway! Enjoy campfires, canoes, pool, tennis court, walking trails, restaurant and more.


P: 0408 351 235

W: www.fernshideaway.com.au

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Beaches on Lammermoor


P: 07 4913 8300

W: www.beachesonlammermoor.com.au

Our idyllic beachfront complex offers stylishly appointed 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. With a modern, home away from home vibe, you will feel comfortable and secure at Beaches on Lammermoor.

Soak up the tropical holiday atmosphere and relax in our deluxe pool area with sun loungers, BBQs, and outdoor dining.

Our self-contained accommodation is just a short drive from Yeppoon and Rosslyn Bay Marina.

Echelon Apartments


P: 07 4939 0900

W: www.echelonyeppoon.com.au

A heavenly retreat with prime beachfront position and panoramic ocean views awaits you here at Echelon Apartments. We are ideally located directly opposite the Keppel Kraken water attraction, and just a short stroll to the Yeppoon Lagoon.

We offer stylish 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments, which come with all the comforts of home.

Escape the tropical heat in our glorious rooftop pool with adjoining alfresco barbecue and dining area.

Salt Apartments


P: 07 4925 2200

W: www.saltyeppoon.com.au

We are nestled in the vibrant heart of Yeppoon and within walking distance to Yeppoon Lagoon, Keppel Kraken, cafes, and restaurants.

Our self-contained accommodation offers a blend of convenience and comfort. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments spanning five levels, each crafted to ensure a cozy home away from home vibe.

Immerse yourself in breathtaking ocean views from every apartment, ensuring a truly unforgettable coastal retreat at Salt Yeppoon.

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Villa Mar Colina Holiday Apartments


P: 07 4939 3177

W: www.villamarcolina.com.au

Villa Mar Colina boasts stunning views to the Keppel Islands surrounded by tropical gardens and a small infinity pool with views of the ocean.

Offering good size 1 – 2 – 3 bedroom apartments –Rooftop and Premium apartments also available in a Mediterranean style, self-catering/self-contained, patio and 1 car garage parking on-site.

Just a short walk into beautiful town-centre of Yeppoon with restaurants, bars, cafes, boutique shopping. Looking for local activities just ask at Reception/Tour Desk for advice and assistance.

Rosslyn Bay Resort


P: 07 4933 6333

W: www.rosslynbayresort.com.au

Situated at the entrance to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Rosslyn Bay Resort offers beachfront accommodation and easy access to various walking trails. A brief stroll will take you to the Keppel Island Ferry Services and several acclaimed restaurants, including one within the resort. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from our studios, spa bungalows, and 2-bedroom apartments.

For ultimate relaxation, indulge in our on-site spa and stunning resort pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking are available for your convenience.

Oshen Holiday Apartments Yeppoon


P: 07 4939 0700

W: www.oshenapartments.com.au

Check into the relaxing atmosphere at Oshen Holiday Apartments Yeppoon – your gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Set on the hillside overlooking the stunning Capricorn coastline and only a short stroll to Yeppoon’s main beach, cafés, restaurants and boutique shopping, our premium accommodation is the perfect base for your ultimate holiday. Delight in unrivalled ocean views of Keppel Bay and enjoy the excellent onsite facilities, including; complimentary WIFI, secure parking, BBQ terrace, games room, heated pool, conference centre and more.

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Kinka Palms Motel


P: 07 4939 6437

W: www.kinkapalmsmotel.com.au

Kinka Palms Motel sits directly opposite the beach and is conveniently located half-way between Yeppoon and Emu Park. The Motel has been beautifully renovated to embrace all the charm of a classic Aussie beach holiday, without compromising on quality or style.

We offer studio and family rooms overlooking our pool and manicured lawns. All rooms have kitchenettes with a fridge and microwave. There is an on-site laundry, along with a complimentary outdoor entertaining and BBQ area. On-site boat and trailer parking is also available.

Surfside Motel


P: 07 4939 1272

W: www.yeppoonsurfsidemotel.com.au

Oh so beautifully renovated original classic motel, perfectly located opposite the beach in the heart of Yeppoon.

Relax in plantation style self-contained studio rooms, have a drink in one of the garden areas, or swim in our polished concrete private pool, knowing our friendly staff will help with your every need.

We know you’ll be back!

Be sure to book direct. Have an amazing day.

The Coast Motel


P: 07 4930 2325

W: www.coastmotelyeppoon.com.au

The Coast Motel boasts modern, spacious rooms with free WIFI, close to everything that Yeppoon and the stunning Capricorn Coast has to offer.

You can enjoy breakfast cooked to order by the pool or we are only minutes from the town center with its cafés and specialty shops.

We offer undercover parking, a tropical lanscaped resort style pool, motel rooms to fully self-contained family suites, and a family friendly tavern with bistro restaurant is conveniently located next door.

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OCEAN FRONT UNITS & HOLIDAY HOUSE www.seasprayyeppoon.com.au | 07 4939 1421 45 Wattle Grove, Cooee Bay QLD 4703 Seaspray Cooee Bay is a haven of coastal charm for seafarers and travellers to escape & enjoy adventures by the sea. Absolute Beach Frontage | Central Location
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BBQs Explore the Capricorn Coast Food Trail FUNDING PARTNERS
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